Monday, 18 March 2019

Places To Visit In Bhutan - INKSHIFT

Places To Visit In Bhutan - INKSHIFT

Bhutan is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located in the Eastern Himalayas, also it is bordered by Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Sikkim state of India and the Chumbi Valley of Tibet in the west, the Arunachal Pradesh state of India in the east, and the states of Assam and West Bengal in the south. The largest city of Bhutan is Phuntsholing and the capital is Thimphu also there are lots of beautiful places in Bhutan where you will find peace. Buddhism was first introduced to Bhutan in the 7th century AD. Bhutan is a place where you will find iconic Buddhist sites, stunning Himalayan trek and cultural heart of Bhutan. So if you're planning for an upcoming best destination this is for you. So the top 10 amazing places to visit in Bhutan are listed below.

1. Thimphu

Thimphu is popularly known as Bhutan's largest city, it's an incredible destination. From Thimpu, you can start your first-day trip. Thimphu doesn't have its own airport, you can travel to Paro Airport at first, and you can travel by road only 34 miles from there. The city is extensively spread across the valley's west bank formed by the Raidak River, known in Bhutan as the Wang Chuu or Thimphu Chuu. There you will find many beautiful places like Clock Tower Square, Tango Buddhist Institute, Changangkha Lhakhang and many more.

2. Buddha Dordenma

Buddha Dordenma is a statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of the fourth Bhutanese King Jigme Singye Wangchuck. It is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world, and it stands 52 meters tall, with over 125,000 small statues of the Buddha inside. You will get many hotels in this location such as Hotel White Tara, Namgay Heritage Hotel and many more.

3. Paro

Paro is a town located on the Paro District, it is popularly known as the second city of Bhutan. The place is well established, where you will find an international airport. Paro Airport has been described as ''the most difficult commercial airport in the world''. Paro can be reached easily by road from India through the Jaigaon - Phuentsholing border. Some attractions in Paro are Bhutanese Farmhouse, Drugyel Dzong, Dungtse Lhakhang, Kila Goenpa, Kyichu Lhakhang, Paro Rinpung Dzong, Paro Ta-Dzong and many more places for exploring. The main street of the city is brimming with rich and complex architecture, with traditional Bhutanese houses and shops, also you will find good cafes and restaurants. Paro is also a good place, you will fall in love with the city.

4. Taktsang Monastery 

Located in the north of Paro town, Taktsang Monastery is much popular location in Bhutan. It is famous for its 3,000 feet high. The monastery was constructed in 1684 by Paro Penlop, Desi Tenzin Rabgye. The monastery has seven temples clustered around the cave where Guru meditated. It is also considered a holy and sacred place and become a cultural icon of Bhutanese people. Your trip to Bhutan is incomplete without visiting Taktsang.

5. Phuentsholing

Phuentsholing is a bordered town in southern Bhutan, it is a small town with a clean environment. Some good places for tourist attractions are Amo Chuu, the Crocodile Breeding Center, Chukha Hydrothermal Project, the gate at the border (called Bhutan Gate) and Karbandi Monastery. It is the best destination for all nature lovers.

6. Rinpung Dzong

Rinpung Dzong is one of the most famous temples in Bhutan, and it houses the monastic body of Governance for the region. An amazing festival held in at Rinpung Dzong from the eleventh to the fifteenth day of the second month of the traditional Bhutanese lunar calendar (usually in March or April). It is one of the peaceful place located in Bhutan and also you will find something special here.

7. Chele La Pass

Chele La Pass is one of the highest peaks in Bhutan, it is around 3,989 meters above sea level. Lying above the virgin forests of the Haa Valley in Paro District, the pass offers some stunning views of the waterfalls, forests, and alpine valleys surrounding it. Lots of travelers prefer driving or bike rides, it takes 2 hours from Paro by road. One of the best places in Bhutan for rides.

You can also visit Punakha Dzong, Phobjikha valley and Chomolhari in your Bhutan trip, also you will find cheap hotels and food and it is the best place for traveling in a low budget.

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